A Woman at Bay

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Nicholas Carter is the name of a popular fictional detective, who first appeared in a dime novel entitled The Old Detective's Pupil; or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square in 1886. Publishers Street & Smith of New York published over 1,000 Nicholas Carter books, none of which carried author credits, although it is known that the first was by John R. Coryell, and many of the earliest volumes were by Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey, Thomas C. Harbaugh and Eugene T. Sawyer. The Nicholas Carter name was treated as a pseudonym, and many volumes were written in the first person. Novels featuring Carter continued to appear through the 1950s, by which time there was also a popular radio show, Nick Carter, Master Detective. Titles include: The Crime of the French Café (1893), The Clever Celestial; or, The "Salted" Mine Case (1899), Nick Carter Down East; or, A Strange Case (1900), With Links of Steel; or, The Peril of the Unknown (1904), Reaping the Whirlwind; or, Playing for Big Stakes (1905), An Artful Schemer; or, The Seal of Silence (1906), A Woman at Bay; or, A Fiend in Skirts (1907) and Out of Crime's Depths; or, When Knaves Disagree (1908). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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